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Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology*
3.9 (7)
Map Pin Small Jacksonville, FL
Accepting new patients
39 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is a Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. They specialize in Pediatric Ophthalmology, has 39 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and is affiliated with Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida and UF Health Jacksonville. Dr. Shimshak, completed a residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients rated Dr. Shimshak an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Shimshak works at Practice in Jacksonville, FL with other offices in Fleming Island, FL. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shimshak's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida
    4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (904) 953-2000
    Monday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  2. 2
    Nemours Children's Health Fleming Island Specialty Care
    1747 Baptist Clay Dr Ste 130, Fleming Island, FL 32003 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (904) 697-3600
  3. 3
    Faculty Clinic Asc
    653 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (904) 244-4198
  4. 4
    Nemours Childrens Clinic
    807 Childrens Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (904) 697-3600
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00

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  • Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida
  • UF Health Jacksonville

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    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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    About Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

    Specialties*
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 39 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1407931769
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Indiana University-Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency
    Internship
    • Aurora St Lukes Medical Center|St. Lukes Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Shimshak is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    7 patients have reviewed Dr. Shimshak. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shimshak.

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